Lorentz Center Workshop on Ultracold Quantum Sensing, 17 – 21 April,Leiden, The Netherland.

Lorentz Center Workshop on Ultracold Quantum Sensing, which will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands, 17 – 21 April. To apply, register your interest using this link till the deadline of February 5.

The goal of this workshop is to stimulate discussions of ultracold quantum sensors and their applications, between researchers, industry and potential users. We strive to help guide the development of quantum sensors along the most fruitful paths. The workshop focuses on four topics:

  • Optical clocks
  • Atom interferometry and continuous atomic sources
  • Science with ultracold quantum sensors
  • Industry ultracold quantum sensors and their applications

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Philippe Bouyer
  • Klemens Hammerer
  • Wolf von Klitzing
  • Thomas Legero
  • Tanja Mehlstäubler
  • Eamonn Murphy
  • Nicola Poli
  • Ernst Rasel
  • Yevgeny Stadnik
  • Jürgen Stuhler
  • James Thompson
  • Wim Ubachs

We have 25 places for participants that would like to contribute to discussions and that will have the possibility to present a poster. In addition a few speaker slots remain to be distributed. The organizing committee will distribute these places shortly after Feb 5. If your application is accepted you can apply for travel and hotel cost support. The exact amount of support will be determined in dependence of available funding and the number of participants in need of support.

ACES Workshop 2022

We are pleased to invite you to attend the ACES Workshop 2022. The event will be held at the École Normale Supérieure, 29 rue d’Ulm – Paris, on 20-21 October.

The registration is now open. We warmly encourage all participants to submit abstracts.

Workshop information is available at the website https://aces2022.sciencesconf.org/ 

Please see the official workshop announcement here : ACES_Workshop_Announcement


JCOM 2022 – Journée du Club Optique Microondes, June 13, 2022 in Besançon

Le Club Optique Micro-ondes compte aujourd’hui environ 150 membres d’une trentaine d’équipes françaises constituant un réseau de chercheurs dans lequel s’impliquent industriels et académiques du domaine à l’interface de l’optique-photonique, des hyperfréquences et du millimétrique. Ce club se réunit une fois par an à l’occasion d’une journée au cours de laquelle des communications sous forme de présentations orales ou d’affiches animent les échanges.

Thématiques de la journée :
Dispositifs optoélectroniques à haut-débit
Photonique intégrée et micro-ondes
Techniques photoniques pour la génération et la distribution de signaux micro-ondes
Traitement, détection et mesure par des systèmes optiques micro-ondes
Techniques et applications photoniques micro-ondes, THz et Antennes
Techniques radio sur fibre, communications fibrées – sans fil, et 5G
Photonique micro-ondes dans les systèmes embarqués
Oscillateurs et Métrologie

Submission deadline: 05/13/2022
Notification Date : 05/27/2022
Registration closing date: 06/08/2022

Link to the event website



From Quantum to Cosmos-7: NASA 2022 Fundamental Physics Experiments in Space Workshop: Mar 29-31, 2022

NASA’s From Quantum to Cosmos-7 Workshop will be held in person Mar 29-31, 2022, at the Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA. This will continue the tradition of Q2C workshops started in 2006.

Detailed information is contained in the attached Flyer.

The workshop website – http://icpi.nasaprs.com/FPWS2022 – includes detailed registration, abstract submission, and venue information. Please take a moment to register your interest for the workshop. There is no registration fee to participate.

Abstract Deadline is Jan 31, 2022 and presentation acceptance letters will be sent Feb 28, 2022.

EFTS 2021 – European Frequency and Time Seminar

The EFTS is a no-profit intensive full-week seminar intended to provide education and training with lectures and lab sessions. It targets the broadest audience: Engineers, Ph.D. students, post-docs, young scientists, newcomers, etc.
This seminar is unique in the following:

  • Broad spectrum of topics related to time and frequency
  • Balance between academic and applied issues
  • Broad target audience, yet keeping high level education
  • Lab sessions. The participants work themselves in small groups with a wide range of instruments made available.

The high level of training is guaranteed by the world-class Scientific Council and lecturers from the major European and International Institution.

More information.

NASA Workshop Announcement: High Performance Clocks in Space for Fundamental Physics/Science

The Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will hold a workshop on June 17, 2021, at 8-11 am Pacific Time (15-18 UTC) with two principal goals: (i) seeking community input on possible future missions focused on precision measurements/tests of fundamental physics using high performance clocks in space and (ii) organizing the preparation of white papers in response to the upcoming Call from the Decadal Survey Committee. Central to the discussion will be a recent mission concept (Fundamental physics with an Optical Clock Orbiting in Space) that proposes to place an optical clock in an elliptical orbit to test General Relativity, but all types of clocks-in-space-based fundamental physics research are encouraged (gravitational wave detection, dark matter searches, drifts of fundamental constants, etc.). Also encouraged will be the development of essential supporting technologies including time transfer, optical clocks, and space-qualifiable lasers.

The Workshop will begin with several brief presentations on science possibilities for optical clocks in space with generous time allotted for follow-up questions and discussions. We will conclude this first session with a presentation on the FOCOS mission concept followed by discussion. Following a short overview on the white paper process, we will then have break-out sessions focused on organizing authors and topics for potential white paper submissions. NASA/JPL scientists will be on hand to answer questions.

Attendees are encouraged to register one week in advance and submit one PowerPoint slide describing their white paper focus interests, which they will be able to present during the break-out sessions. The slides will be used to help organize the break-out sessions around the topics of greatest interest to the attendees and to jump start the white paper process.

Expected Workshop output: We hope the workshop will help to generate many interesting and high quality white paper submissions in the space clock science area as well as to identify potential lead authors for various topic areas.

Workshop website/registration: NASA Workshop: High Performance Clocks in Space for Fundamental Physics/Science (google.com)

Workshop materials (templates, reference documents to be added as available): High-Performance Clocks in Space – Google Drive. The meeting link for the June 17th workshop will be provided in a future announcement closer to the Workshop date.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop.

Workshop “Optical Clock Comparison using VLBI” – will be held virtually

The workshop aims at discussing  advanced clock comparison using VLBI with the support of advanced GNSS techniques and fiber links, and is organised by the Italian and Korean NMIs (INRIM and KRISS), the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

It includes both invited sessions upon general aspects & advances in the field of optical clocks, VLBI technologies and international clock comparisons, followed by more technical sessions specifically dedicated to the design of a VLBI clock comparison campaign between Italy and Korea.
A program can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/occ-vlbi, where more info will be posted soon.

We kindly ask you to fill the registration form below by May 27th, 2021. The meeting links will be sent out to registered participants before the workshop.
  – Registration form link : https://forms.gle/AvxPnAveNXmS9rNE7

Feel free to contact Cecilia Clivati (INRIM, c.clivati@inrim.it) and Myoung-Sun Heo (KRISS, hms1005@kriss.re.kr)